On Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March 2023 the PALINGUI team hosted their workshop in a sunny (but cold!) Graz. The workshop was attended by 30 individuals from different educational contexts across the Council of Europe area and provided the opportunity for the team to share their vision and ideas for the PALINGUI website aimed at teachers and educators working with children aged 3 to 12.
Over the two days there were inputs from the team and rich discussions on the key principles which underpin ways that diverse language learning pathways can be made visible in the classroom and the school through observation, assessment, and documentation, as well as looking at the challenges and opportunities which exist in the different and diverse educational contexts.
The PALINGUI team looks forward to using these discussions to inform the next steps of this project: the website which will be a resource for teachers and educators of children aged 3 to 12, to support them in making language learning visible and support multilingual practices in their classroom and school setting. The website will be officially launched in December 2023 – but you can stay up to date with the latest developments of this project through our Twitter page (@PALINGUI) or through our mailing list.
Inge Birnie, project coordinator